The Oceanside Division of Family Practice was formed in 2011 and is an initiative that allows local physicians, with the help of the General Practitioners Society of BC, to interact in a formal manner with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the Ministry of Health regarding local issues that are relevant to the Oceanside family physicians and their patients.
One of the goals of the Oceanside Division is to promote health and wellness in this area. For this reason the PAWOR group (pronounced power) was started.
The first project for PAWOR is to promote “healthy giving” during the holiday season. The Salvation Army in Oceanside have told the Division about their desire to help families that have special dietary needs such as those with gluten sensitivity, diabetes mellitus, milk allergy and those on a vegan diet.
The PAWOR group is therefore very proud to help, in a small way, the local Salvation Army Oceanside area food bank.